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The Women and the Crisis - Women of the North in the Civil War
by Agatha Young
Experiences of Northern women in the Civil War, at home and on the battlefield with the Union Army - as civilians, nurses, with the transport service, with the Christian and Sanitary Commissions, etc. Also notes the changing roles of women as a result of the war, and contains biographical notes on several noted Women of the War.
Published 1959 by McDowell, Obolensky, New York
(first published 1905)
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This is a well-written look at the Civil War from a different angle. The title is somewhat misleading. Though she tells the story of many remarkable women, Agatha Young has written a history of the entire network that supported the Union war effort. It gave me a new perspective on the logistics challenges of treating wounded soldiers and getting medical supplies where they were needed. The text itself stands up quite well, though the author's use of footnotes is perhaps not as thorough as modern ...more